Dan “Carpy” Carpenter, Sr. personified what it meant to be a coach and a teacher during his 30 years at Williston. From 1955 until his retirement in 1985, Carpy coached football, hockey, and baseball, but it almost didn’t matter what sport he was working with at any given time—he was a mentor, a father figure, and a role model to all his players.
During his career, he coached baseball to a 126-195-1 record (from 1959 to 1984) and the boys hockey team to a 162-150-6 record (from 1956 to 1980). Carpy was also the assistant line coach for the football team from 1958 to 1975. He is second ranked coach in career wins in baseball and set the record for career wins in hockey. Beloved by generations of Williston and Williston Northampton School graduates, he was the father of five alumni of the school (Bill ’65, Dan ’68, Peter ’72, Debbie ’73, and Jennifer ’77).